Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday they post a new Top Ten list prompt. This week’s prompt is… Ten Websites I Love That Aren’t About Books. Looking through my browsing history, I see a distinct theme. I’ve been doing Zentangle and Zentangle inspired art a lot lately, and most of the sites I visit are related to these things.
But what is Zentangle®? According to its creators, the Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.
Don’t forget to leave me a link to your own post in the comments. Or leave me a link to a website you really love, and let me know why, and I’ll check it out!
10. Bunte Galerie on Youtube
There are lots of great videos to help if you can’t get the hang of a particular pattern, but I spend the most time viewing Bunte Galerie.
9. I Am the Diva – CZT
Personal blog of a certified Zentangle teacher – she hosts a weekly Zentangle challenge, and participants link back to their blogs or online creations. It’s fun to see how many different ways people interpret the week’s challenge.
8. Tangle Harmony by Amaryllis Creations
Genevieve Crab runs this blog, and publishes a weekly reound-up of new patterns, groups, contests, and more related to Zentangle.
7. a little lime
A personal blog with beautiful artwork and step-outs (how-to diagrams) for new patterns.
I find lots of inspiration, and have started sharing some of my artwork on my personal account (@ekehlet). Some favorites to check out – @nicole_eulenkling, @ricamila_ , @frauwoauspo, @wholeheartedcreations.
5. The Creative World of Eni Oken
Eni Oken is the queen of shading. She has wonderful tips and techniques to help bring depth to your drawings.
The official home page, and a great place to start if you’d like to learn more about this art form.
Pinterest is full of patterns and inspiration. And I usually find a new recipe to try or book to read while I am there…
A great resource if you are interested in giving Zentangle a try. There are lots of tutorials, and the most comprehensive list of patterns I’ve seen in one place.
Why is this one #1? Besides being mostly patterns created by a great group of people from a Facebook group I belong to, I have my own author page (*blush*) with patterns I have created.